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Recession, Insecurity, Herdsmen Attacks, Others Top Agenda As Senate Resumes Tuesday

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AFTER a six-week annual recess, the Senate will reconvene next Tuesday, with special focus on the present economic quagmire facing the country topping the agenda. The Senate, it was gathered, is worried over how the economic crisis was telling on Nigerians, and plans to work in synergy with the executive arm of government on the way forward. The upper chambers would respond to the economic ... Read More »

Ignore Boko Haram’s Threat To Capture Buhari, Says DHQ

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A faction of Boko Haram loyal to Abubakar Shekau has released a new video in which it threatened to capture or kill President Muhammadu Buhari. The sect also threatened to deal with the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai. The video was viewed by one of our correspondents in Abuja on Wednesday. It showed a large number of members of the terrorist group ... Read More »

Budget: FG To Raise $1bn Via Eurobond In November

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In order to finance the 2016 budget, the Federal Government is to raise $1bn through the issuance of Eurobonds by November, investigation has shown. The amount to be raised from the international bonds market is part of the $4.5bn that the Federal Government plans to borrow from the market in three years. Authoritative sources told our correspondent on Wednesday that the government was watching events ... Read More »

Ex-President Visits IBB, Abdulsalami In Minna

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday visited two of his predecessors privately in Minna, the Niger State capital. Dr. Jonathan’s visit to former military President Ibrahim Babangida and former Head of State Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar sparked speculations on the purpose. There was no statement on the visit to Minna Hilltop, where the retired generals have their mansions. Jonathan spent about one hour at Gen. Babangida’s residence. ... Read More »

Buhari To Biafra Agitators: Nigeria Will Remain One

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The Police averted a bloody scene in commercial city Onitsha yesterday as separatist group Biafran Independent Movement (BIM), led by Chief Raph Uwazuruike, marched through the streets. No fewer than 14 people were arrested during and after the protest, according to police spokesperson Nkeiruka Nwode. The protesters marched through Okpoko and to other streets, with placards marking the 17th anniversary of the Movement for the Actualization ... Read More »

Prosecute Patience Jonathan Now, SERAP Tells FG

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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, to “use your good offices as a defender of public interest, and exercise your powers under Section 174(1) of the Constitution of Nigeria 1999 (as amended), to urgently institute and undertake criminal proceedings against Mrs Dame Patience Jonathan over $15m unexplained wealth frozen in four ... Read More »

Militants Blow Up Another Pipeline; Say Nigerian Soldier Scared To Death, Can’t Swim

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A militant group, Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate, NDGJM, in the early hours of yesterday, blew up the Afiesere-Iwhrenene major delivery line to UPS/UQCC, operated by Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NDPC/Shorelines Petroleum, in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. The attack, confirmed by a leader of the group, self-styled Gen. Aldo Agbalaja, came as the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, which ceased hostilities, last ... Read More »

Buhari to Nigerians: Time to Change Your Ways of Life

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President Muhammadu Buhari has launched a national re-orientation campaign called “Change begins with me” with an appeal to Nigerians to change from the old ways of doing things and embrace new ways of life. In his address at the launch of the campaign at the State House, Aso Rock in Abuja, the president said the nation could not continue with a system that allowed a ... Read More »

Why INEC Postponed Edo Poll To September 28

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The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday postponed the Edo State 2016 Governorship Election to Wednesday, September 28. The decision was announced to journalists on Thursday night, about eight hours after the commission had insisted that the election would hold as scheduled on Saturday, September 10, despite warnings from security agencies. But the leadership of the main opposition party in the country, the Peoples Democratic ... Read More »

ICPC Arraigns Orubebe Over ‘N1.97b Fraud’

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The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) yesterday said it had arraigned former Niger Delta Affairs Minister Godsday Orubebe, before a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, in Maitama District in Abuja, for alleged N1.97 billlion fraud. The commission accused Orubebe of allegedly diverting the votes meant for the compensation of owners of properties on Eket Urban section of the East-West Road ... Read More »

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